European Movement Breakfast briefing with André Gillissen
On 26 June 2018, the European Movement International held a Breakfast Briefing, this time discussing the upcoming European Council taking place on 28 and 29 June 2018.
André Gillissen, Deputy Head of Cabinet of President Donald Tusk, took us through the agenda. At its meeting, the European Council is expected to aim at reaching a consensus on migration, address a number of issues related to security and defence, conclude the 2018 European semester, adopt conclusions on taxation and on innovation and digital issues, as part of the follow-up to the leaders’ debates on these topics and have a first exchange of views on the next multiannual financial framework and decide on the timeline for completing the negotiations.
The 28/6 #EUCO Council approaching: no easy times, with i.a. #migration debate. But also #EUBudget on the agenda. How much will substance influence timeline debate, e.g. on unsustainable #FutureofCAP. Early morning briefing by @EMInternational. #FutureofEurope pic.twitter.com/X0woLzHCF3
— Raphael Weyland (@news_rapha) June 26, 2018
After an initial overview, the floor was opened for questions, allowing for an off-the-record discussion with all participants.
Full house at @EMInternational #BreakfastBriefing with André Gillissen, Deputy Chief of Staff of President Tusk. Migration, the €, MFF, Security & Defence, EU-US relations and of course #Brexit on the #EUCO plate this week. Great to get an inside view of EU leaders’ discussions. pic.twitter.com/aU1T8TmPEg
— Petros Fassoulas (@PetrosFassoulas) June 26, 2018
This was a private, off-the-record event reserved for high-level stakeholders.